"I bought my Buick from a dealer as a winter car in-between
leases 3 yrs ago. Im pleasantly surprised at how much I can throw at this car and it still has about the best ride out there. With the cruise set at 70, this motor/transmission is surprising and quiet. Gas milage is about 27-28 MPG on highway for a 15 year old 6cyl with 224000 miles on it I chuckle every time I leave the gas pump. The one down side is for some crazy reason it has started to rust around the gas tank spout and is getting worse."
"I have driven this car for seven years, and truthfully have not had any problems. It performs just as well today as it did the day I bought it. It is comfortable, quiet, and reliable on long or short trips. It is roomy with a large trunk and seating is comfortable. I am not ready to sell it."
"The 2000 LeSabre was purchased new. The car has been used as the primary commuter car for the family and been on many long road trips. The biggest frustration with the car over the years has been the power window mechanisms on several windows failing. For a while there it seemed one window a year would fail. The local Buick dealership repaired the windows even after it was out of warranty. After the third failure, I requested to see the failed part. This is when I learned GM used cheap Korean made power window motor mechanism that have plastic pulleys that crack in the heat of the sun.
After 13 years the engine still runs as strong and is as quiet as the day purchased. This may be attributed to the use of only Mobil 1 Synthetic motor oil used for the life of the car, with one quart Dura Lube substitution right before the winter months. At about 90000 miles the ignition module seemed to malfunction. It was not easy to troubleshoot since the car still ran and the error code the car displayed wasn't much help. I was able to determine the solution through the help of Buick forums. For less than the cost of taking the car to a repair facility, I was able to easily replace the ignition module, all the coils, spark plug wires and the spark plugs. (I figured since the car had 90000 miles, it was time for a tune-up.) When I replaced the ignition module, which bolts onto the engine block via a shelf, I noticed allot of road salt that may have added resistance to the ground circuit of the coils. Once this repair was completed, it seemed to give the car a little more horsepower.
The fit and finish have maintained very well over the years. The interior is quiet and clean as the day purchased. The handling is incredible for a full size front wheel drive car. The car goes where you want it to go, even during panic stops under rainy conditions. You have to really punch the gas pedal hard and sharply steer from a stop, to even begin to feel any torque-steer. For a large car it is very agile while economical on gas. The ride is soft, but the car is responsive. When I test drive newer cars I use this car as the standard to match or beat. I would recommend this car."
"In regards to drivability: Car handles 9" of snow and ice like it isn't even there. I cannot make this car slide. When it did I replaced the tires. Best car I have ever owned and I bought it 8 years ols with 68,00 miles on it"